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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

A lovely message

LIVE WHILE YOU'RE ALIVE
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Try everything twice. On Madam's tombstone (of Waylon and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: 'Tried everything twice...loved it both times!'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches.)


3. Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, healing, feng shui, natural therapies, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath... And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Remember: Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. You are worth it!

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a
second time.

Lost time can never be found! So make sure .. you find time to love unconditionally

My friend sent me this lovely email so I thought I would share it.

7 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That's lovely Leanne - Lesley sent me a gorgeous email today about what children thought love was - I'll forward it to you. Lucy xxx

Lesley said...

Lovely :)

Great little pictures too!

xxx

Monkee Maker said...

I love this .... especially point 2 - there are too many negative people in the world!

Loving Mel's new bag too.

;)

Jacquie said...

Today I'm counting my blessings. a BIG bump happened in our family's previously smooth road. This helped. Thanks for sharing it.

corry said...

A lovely message....so true! The pictures are so lovely too!

teodo said...

Thanks Leanne is so nice and so true.
ciao ciao

Levin (and Emily) said...

lovely sentiment but really - how do you stay cheery in the middle of this horrible heatwave????????
lol - i hope to get to either a beach or a pool some time today. stay cool and sane.
l
x